Friday, February 28, 2020

Temporal brow lift

Many of my Houston facelift and brow lift patients are concerned about their eyelid hooding. Some of these patients may not have significant excess skin of the upper eyelids but simply a hooded appearance to the lateral eyelid. A temporal brow lift is a good solution for these patients. With this type of brow lift, only the lateral or outside part of the eyebrow is lifted without lifting of the middle portion of the brow. The recovery is a little easier and shorter and there are only two incisions behind the hairline.

Dr. Funk performs brow lift surgery in Houston, Texas.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Ethnic Preservation Rhinoplasty

Many of my Houston ethnic rhinoplasty patients state they want to preserve some of their ethnic identity with rhinoplasty. This may mean not narrowing the nostrils too much or not taking down the hump completely or simply leaving a strong straight dorsum. I have even had patients tell me they do not want a Caucasian nose after rhinoplasty. Preserving an ethnic nose with rhinoplasty requires the surgeon to understand the nasal characteristics of each ethnic nose. Whether you are dealing with African-American rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty, or Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, it is critical to understand ethnic rhinoplasty and listen to each patients’ desires for their aesthetic result.

Dr. Funk is a top ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Rhinoplasty for nostril asymmetry

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients will present with nostril asymmetry that concerns them. Nostrils asymmetry can be due to a deviated septum, asymmetric tip cartilages, congenital defects, or a history of nasal trauma. Septoplasty to correct a deviated septum can improve nostril asymmetry. Repositioning of the tip cartilages can also improve nostril asymmetry. Performing an alar base reduction or nostril narrowing can also improve assymetric nostrils. Sometimes cartilage grafts are used from the septum to support a nostril to create more symmetry.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, Texas.